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scathe

play
noun \ˈskāth, ˈskāth\

Definition of scathe

  1. :  harm, injury

scatheless

play \-ləs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of scathe

Middle English skathe, from Old Norse skathi; akin to Old English sceatha injury, Greek askēthēs unharmed


First Known Use: 13th century


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scathe

play
verb \ˈskāth\

Definition of scathe

scathed

;

scathing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to do harm to; specifically :  scorch, sear

  3. 2 :  to assail with withering denunciation

Examples of scathe in a sentence

  1. newspaper cartoonists scathed the lecherous governor with a series of cruel caricatures

13th Century

First Known Use of scathe

13th century



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